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16-03-2017, 04:55 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
Your public library is such a great resource! My recommendation is to give it another try. You don't have to buy the books, so you can dabble and dip while you're figuring out what you might like. And librarians, as they get to know you, are great at suggesting authors to try. Something I like to do every once in a while is to say, okay, I'm going to pick a book that looks interesting by an author whose last name begins with, say, "E," and give it 40-50 pages to grab me. This results in occasional duds, but I have found some of my favorites using this method, too.

A lot of great writers have been mentioned already by others. Also worth looking into: James Thurber, Calvin Trillin, Bill Bryson, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Tracy Kidder, and Michael Lewis. Not, mostly, novelists--these are nonfiction or short story writers.

In scifi/fantasy field I'm seconding others' recommendations of Connie Willis, Charles Stross, Lois McMaster-Bujold, John Scalzi, Douglas Adams, and early Terry Pratchett (up to the early 2000s). Tolkien if you like high fantasy. I also like Ben Aaronovitch and Dan Simmons (although he can be annoying) especially his Hyperion series.

In mysteries I'm not sure anyone's recommended Rex Stout, but I definitely do, as well as Raymond Chandler. If you like stories set in other times, Gary Corby has an interesting series featuring Socrates's older brother.
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16-03-2017, 05:13 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 04:55 PM)julep Wrote:  A lot of great writers have been mentioned already by others. Also worth looking into: James Thurber, Calvin Trillin, Bill Bryson, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Tracy Kidder, and Michael Lewis. Not, mostly, novelists--these are nonfiction or short story writers.

There's also Erich Maria Remarque, Franz Kafka, Umberto Eco, Mo Yan and Oleg Pavlov.

For non fiction it's Siba Shakib, Sven Lindqvist and Svetlana Alexievich.

Quote:In scifi/fantasy field I'm seconding others' recommendations of Connie Willis, Charles Stross, Lois McMaster-Bujold, John Scalzi, Douglas Adams, and early Terry Pratchett (up to the early 2000s). Tolkien if you like high fantasy. I also like Ben Aaronovitch and Dan Simmons (although he can be annoying) especially his Hyperion series.

For lighter books Jacqueline Carey is way to go. Ursula K. Le Guin is worth recommending too. There's also Sergei Lukyanenko and Andrzej Sapkowski.

Quote:In mysteries I'm not sure anyone's recommended Rex Stout, but I definitely do, as well as Raymond Chandler. If you like stories set in other times, Gary Corby has an interesting series featuring Socrates's older brother.

Simon Beckett and Sharon Bolton could be interesting if one is looking for fun with crime stories.

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17-03-2017, 03:32 AM
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 12:04 PM)Rockblossom Wrote:  Have you read any of these?:

Frank Herbert Dune
Joe Haldeman The Forever War
Verner Vinge A Fire Upon the Deep
Lois Bujold Falling Free and The Warrior's Apprentice
Ray Bradbury The Martian Chronicles
Isaac Asimov I, Robot and The Gods Themselves
Jussi Adler-Olsen The Keeper of Lost Causes
Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Wilkie Collins The Woman in White
Arthur Conan Doyle Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Jules Verne The Mysterious Island
Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island

Of the above, only Dune and Treasure island. Dune took me a little while to get into, but once I did it was very cool.

Treasure island is actually a funny story, as a teen I dabbled in reading and my great-grandmother gave me a copy of that book, which she'd had since she was a little girl. Has her name written in it, and the date she got it, (some time in 1930 I think), so its fairly old and I dare not read that. I've since read another copy, and it's very cool.

I'll add those others to my list though Smile

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17-03-2017, 06:17 AM
RE: Favourite Books?
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(17-03-2017 03:32 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Of the above, only Dune and Treasure island. Dune took me a little while to get into, but once I did it was very cool.

I've tried Dune a few times and just can't get into it. It is one of the most tedious things I've ever tried to wade through; I'd rather read the begats in the bible. The only thing worse than trying to read it was trying to watch the movie.

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17-03-2017, 07:17 AM
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(17-03-2017 03:32 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Of the above, only Dune and Treasure island. Dune took me a little while to get into, but once I did it was very cool.

I've tried Dune a few times and just can't get into it. It is one of the most tedious things I've ever tried to wade through; I'd rather read the begats in the bible. The only thing worse than trying to read it was trying to watch the movie.
I would say power through, I was the same but once it takes off, I got really into it. Smile

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17-03-2017, 09:52 AM
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(17-03-2017 07:17 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  
(17-03-2017 06:19 AM)unfogged Wrote:  I've tried Dune a few times and just can't get into it. It is one of the most tedious things I've ever tried to wade through; I'd rather read the begats in the bible. The only thing worse than trying to read it was trying to watch the movie.
I would say power through, I was the same but once it takes off, I got really into it. Smile

I did power through and finished it but it never "took off" for me. Whatever so many see in it just doesn't come through for me. The writing is beyond dull and the story just doesn't work.

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17-03-2017, 10:27 AM
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(17-03-2017 09:52 AM)unfogged Wrote:  
(17-03-2017 07:17 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  I would say power through, I was the same but once it takes off, I got really into it. Smile

I did power through and finished it but it never "took off" for me. Whatever so many see in it just doesn't come through for me. The writing is beyond dull and the story just doesn't work.
Fair enough! I did enjoy it, but in fairness won't be rushing back to re-read it either haha.

Is there anything you'd suggest to read? I have read Brave New world and Catcher..., as suggested earlier. Any particular Dickens? I'll add it to my list Smile

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17-03-2017, 10:49 AM
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(17-03-2017 10:27 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  
(17-03-2017 09:52 AM)unfogged Wrote:  I did power through and finished it but it never "took off" for me. Whatever so many see in it just doesn't come through for me. The writing is beyond dull and the story just doesn't work.
Fair enough! I did enjoy it, but in fairness won't be rushing back to re-read it either haha.

Is there anything you'd suggest to read? I have read Brave New world and Catcher..., as suggested earlier. Any particular Dickens? I'll add it to my list Smile

I liked Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickelby, Bleak House, Tale of Two Cities

Dickens can also take a little time to get into. I'd avoid The Pickwick Papers unless you find that you REALLY like his writing. It was an early work and is nowhere near as good as the others (IMO of course).

On a completely different note, I liked Isaac Asimov's "History of Physics" and Hofstadter's "Godel, Escher, Bach". Then again, I also enjoyed reading Asimov's "Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology" so my reading tastes may not overlap other people's that much! Big Grin

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17-03-2017, 11:09 AM
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(17-03-2017 10:27 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Is there anything you'd suggest to read? I have read Brave New world and Catcher..., as suggested earlier. Any particular Dickens? I'll add it to my list Smile

Maybe try some of this:

- A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence Krauss
- A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
- The Selfish Gene and Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins
- Why Evolution is True and Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible by Jerry Coyne
- The Blank Slate. The Modern Denial of Human Nature and The Better Angels of Our Nature. Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
- The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
- Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel Dennet
- The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values and The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
- Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith by J. Anderson Thomson, Clare Aukofer
- Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini

Short list of History books:

- Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime and The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
- Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tonu Judt
- Hitler, Vol 1: 1889-1936 Hubris and Hitler, Vol 2: 1936-1945 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw
- Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman
- The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg
- The Second World War by Antony Beevor
- The Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov
- Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia and History's Locomotives: Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World by Martin Malia
- Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam
- Hitler's Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State by Götz Aly
- The Language of the Third Reich: LTI--Lingua Tertii Imperii: A Philologist's Notebook by Victor Klemperer
- The Opium of the Intellectuals by Raymond Aron
- "Exterminate All the Brutes": One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide by Sven Lindqvist
- Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson
- The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp by Wolfgang Sofsky
- World-systems Analysis: An Introduction by Immanuel Wallerstein
- Soldiers: German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying by Sonke Neitzel, Harald Welzer

Fantasy that caught my interest:
- Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Earthsea series by Ursula Le Guin
- Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko
- The Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
- The Coldfire Trilogy by Celia Friedman
- The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski

Others:
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- Life and Fate and Forever Flowing by Vasily Grossman
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Gulag Archipelago, August 1914, The First Circle, Cancer Ward and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Crime and Punishment and The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
- Captain of the Steppe, The Matiushin Case and Requiem for a Soldier by Oleg Pavlov
- The Captive Mind by Czesław Miłosz
- Red Sorghum by Mo Yan
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Trial by Franz Kafka

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